Kokiri Forest

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Kokiri Forest
KokiriVillage1.jpg
Overview of Kokiri Forest
Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Inhabitant(s) Great Deku Tree
Know-It-All Brothers
Link
Mido
Saria
Item(s) Kokiri Sword
Deku Shield
Gold Skulltula ×3
Related place(s) Forest Training Center
Lost Woods
Theme Music

The Kokiri Forest is a village from Ocarina of Time. It is located on the eastern section of Hyrule, with Hyrule Field to the west, Lost Woods to the east and Zora's Fountain to the north. It serves as the home of the Kokiri tribe as well as its guardian spirit, the Great Deku Tree.[1] The Kokiri Forest is known to be the source of life, maintaining the order of the world and deterring outsiders from ever entering the so-called forbidden forest.[2][3] The forest serves as Link's hometown.

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Overview

The village and forest region comprises the central part of the Lost Woods. It is located in the southeastern region of Hyrule, and it is accessed through the Lost Woods by crossing a small bridge. It is said that no Kokiri can ever leave the woods, or they will die.[4] The forest itself is a pleasant village filled with tree-houses. There is a training ground in the northern section of the forest, where it is said the Kokiri Sword lies hidden. There is also a shop which sells Deku Shields, amongst other things.

The Kokiri Forest is actually home to the Great Deku Tree's Meadow and is a safe haven, compared to the rest of the Lost Woods. The entrance into the Lost Woods is found on a cliff overlooking the Kokiri Forest village. It is also through the Lost Woods that the Sacred Forest Meadow can ultimately be reached.

History

It is in this small village that young Link starts his adventure in Ocarina of Time. After venturing inside the Great Deku Tree to save him from Queen Gohma, the Great Deku Tree withered and died. Seven years later, upon retrieving the Master Sword from its pedestal, Link returns to the once-peaceful village to find the forest overrun by monsters such as Deku Babas, Mad Scrubs, and Skulltulas, among others. Fearing the monsters, all the Kokiri have taken refuge inside their homes. They mention that, ever since the Great Deku Tree died, monsters have begun to appear all over the forest.[5] Link then goes to the Forest Temple to defeat Phantom Ganon in order to break the curse on the temple and awaken Saria as the Sage of the Forest. By doing so, the Deku Tree Sprout is born and the Kokiri Forest returns to normal.

Places and Locations

Kokiri Forest in Ocarina of Time 3D

Theory

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The Kokiri Forest is Link's original hometown. Although he isn't a Kokiri, it was where he grew up and is home to his closest friends. By looking at the map in Twilight Princess, Ordon Village seems to be built in the Kokiri village area, though no remains of the Kokiri are seen, with exception of Link's tree home.

Trivia

  • One aspect that makes Kokiri Forest (as well as the Lost Woods) unique is the strange particles that float in the air. If Link stays still for a certain length of time, these particles will join together in a single file and move through the air in a fashion similar to Moldorm. When Link Moves, however, they burst into individual particles again.
  • If Link is fifteen (or more) steps away from a Kokiri, the Kokiri will no longer be visible; only his/her fairy can be seen. At this distance, most other characters can easily be seen. This was confirmed to be a technical limitation; in the 3DS remake, the Kokiri are visible from farther away, though they are still invisible from a far distance, likely to imitate the original behavior.
  • Every time Link successfully hops across the slabs in the pond by the shop or across the islets near the Twins' house, he will gain 5 Rupees.
  • If Link chops down the sign near the pond while facing the water, the sign fragments will fall into the water, making a splashing sound, and float. This behavior received special mention in an interview, and is likely an easter egg, as to program the splashing and floating, the developers would have had to take extra time to program.

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References

  1. "Long have I served as the guardian spirit... I am known as the Deku Tree... The children of the forest, the Kokiri, live here with me." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "For so long, the Kokiri Forest, the source of life, has stood as a barrier, deterring outsiders and maintaining the order of the world..." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "One day, to escape from the fires of the water, a Hylian mother and her baby boy entered this forbidden forest." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "The Great Deku Tree said that if a Kokiri leaves the woods, he or she will die!" — A Kokiri (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "Since the Great Deku Tree withered...more meanies have been appearing in the forest... I'm scared!" — A Kokiri (Ocarina of Time)


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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan コキリの森 Kokiri Forest
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Bosque Kokiri Kokiri Forest
French French-speaking countries Forêt Kokiri Kokiri Forest
German Germany Kokiri-Wald Kokiri Forest
Italian Italy Foresta dei Kokiri
Chinese Chinese-speaking regions 科奇里森林 Kokiri Forest
Regions in Ocarina of Time
Lon Lon RanchLakeside LaboratoryFishing HoleLake HyliaKokiri ForestInside the Deku TreeLost WoodsSacred Forest MeadowMarketHyrule CastleGerudo ValleyGerudo's FortressHaunted WastelandDesert ColossusKakariko VillageKakariko GraveyardDeath MountainGoron CityDeath Mountain TrailZora's RiverZora's DomainZora's FountainHyrule FieldHyrule Image Map.jpg

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